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What is the School Pantry Program?

A purpose of the School Pantry Program is to help alleviate child hunger through the provision of food to children and their families at school. School pantries are located on the grounds of the school and intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low income students and their families. Sites are consistently in the same location as the school's campus, have set distribution schedules and offer ongoing food assistance services.

The School Pantry Program objectives are:

  • Provide nutritious, healthy food to children at-risk of hunger for preparation and consumption at their place of residence.

  • Distribute food discreetly in easily accessible and safe environments.

Elkhart Schools is teaming up with a South Bend-based food rescue for a pilot program happening at Woodland Elementary.

Can Atlanta Public School pilot the Food Rescue program?
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